George Osborne said the Conservative Party is not considering striking local deals with the UK Independence Party (Ukip) in the upcoming General Election.
A number of high-profile Tories have floated the possibility of an alliance with Ukip in the run-up to the election to avoid splitting the right-wing vote.
When asked if he was ready to consider such a deal, the Chancellor told Sky News: The short answer is no. What the Conservative Party is doing is talking to the country, in marked contrast to the other political parties who are talking about themselves and positioning themselves.
"We've got a big, simple offer for the country. The economy is on the right track and we are going to see our plan through."
David Cameron has not discussed the Miley Cyrus-led dance craze of "twerking" with his nine-year-old daughter yet, saying it is hard to protect children "from bad examples and bad role models".
The Prime Minister told The Sun (£): “I haven’t discussed twerking with Nancy yet, because I don’t think she has seen the video. Luckily, she was interested in Hannah Montana, but then stopped.
"But I think we are all struggling our way through this. How do we, as parents, let our children watch the television, look at things on the internet, while protecting them from bad examples and bad role models?
"I don’t think there’s a simple answer. It is something Samantha and I talk about all the time."
Boris Johnson has suggested Ed Miliband would behave like "a turbine inert on a windless day" if he became Prime Minister.
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, the London Mayor claimed the now Labour leader "wasn't remotely interested" in detailed plans to improve domestic energy efficiency in the capital when he was Energy Secretary.
Mr Johnson wrote: "I was interested in the plan as a way of helping the planet and helping people in tough times. As for Ed - well, it was, frankly, a bit disheartening. He wasn’t remotely interested.
"What would Ed do if we were mad enough to put him back into office? What he did last time. Sit like a panda masticating bean shoots, or like a turbine inert on a windless day."